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1. (loan) (noun) tee (golf).


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1. (loan) (noun) tea.

He kapu māu? / Would you like a cup of tea?
Ko H. Tīri te kaihoko o ngā me ngā huka, ā he iti te utu o āna taonga e hoko atu ai, ā he tino pai āna taonga (TW 3/6/1876). / H. Steed, seller of tea and sugar. Goods sold are of low price and good quality.


2. (loan) (noun) tea (meal).

I te mutunga o te , i te ahiahi ka whakahaerea ngā take e whā, ka tū a Tomoana ki te whakamārama i te Pire Kaunihera (TJ 18/1/1900:4). / After tea, in the evening when the four matters were organised, Tomoana got up to explain the Council Bill.


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1. (noun) cabbage trees of various species - palm-like trees with strong leaves; the young inner leaves are eaten both raw and cooked.

Mea rawa ake ka mau a Hotupuku ki roto i tētahi tāwhiti i rangaa i te rau o te (Te Ara 2013). / Very soon Hotupuku was caught in a noose woven from cabbage tree leaves.


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1. (verb) to squeak, tingle.


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1. (noun) hand games - games played with the hands to develop dexterity.

Ko ngā kōrero katoa i pokepokea ki te wharekura: whakapapa, karakia, mākutu, te , te whai, te tokoraurape, ngā mea katoa (TTT 1/8/1929:1047). / All the narratives were molded in the school of learning: genealogies, ritual chants, witchcraft, games for hand dexterity, string games, marionettes, and everything.

See also tī ringaringa, tī rākau


tī tawhiti Play

1. (noun) Cordyline 'ti tawhiti' - an edible cabbage tree brought from the Pacific by early Māori. Its thick succulent stem was cooked and eaten. Cultivated extensively in pre-European times.

Ko tēnei hanga ko te huka, i whakanohoia e te Atua, ki te kānga, ki te kūmara, ki te pōwhata, ki te nani, ki te pātangatanga, ki te tāwhara, ki te tī tawhiti, ki te tini me te mano o ngā taru o te ao (KO 15/3/1884:9). / This thing, sugar, was placed by God in corn, kūmara, wild turnip, wild cabbage, fruit of the kiekie, edible bracts of the kiekie, edible cabbage tree, and a host of the world's plants.


tī otaota Play

1. (loan) (noun) herbal tea.

He tī otaota mā kōrua? / Would you two like herbal tea?


kaikaha tī Play

1. (noun) wrap, a pad made from cabbage tree leaves used to wrap up prized articles.

Ka titiro atu ki a Taharākau e pōkai ana i tōna kākahu ki roto o te kaikaha tī (TP 9/1908:2). / He observed Taharākau rolling up his cloak in the wrap.


tī ngahere Play

1. (noun) forest cabbage tree, Cordyline banksii - produces several stems near the ground with large droopy leaves. Found on forest margins and damper places from North Cape to Westport.

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tī kōuka Play

1. (noun) cabbage tree, Cordyline australis - a palm-like tree with strong, long, narrow leaves; the young inner leaves are eaten both raw and cooked. This variety is found throughout the country in a variety of habitats. The young tree has long narrow leaves which arise from a single trunk. As it matures the trunk becomes bare and branches out.

Ka kainga te hua karaka, ā ko ngā aka me ngā tātā o te tī kōuka ka tunua hoki hei kai (Te Ara 2013). / Karaka berries were eaten, and the roots and stems of the tī were cooked for food.

See also whanake, tī rākau,


Synonyms: kāuka, whanake, kōuka, tī rākau


tī rākau Play

1. (noun) cabbage tree, Cordyline australis - a palm-like tree with strong, long, narrow leaves; the young inner leaves are eaten both raw and cooked. This variety is found throughout the country in a variety of habitats. The young tree has long narrow leaves which arise from a single trunk. As it matures the trunk becomes bare and branches out.


Synonyms: kāuka, whanake, kōuka, tī kōuka


tī rauriki Play

1. (noun) dwarf cabbage tree, pigmy cabbage tree, Cordyline pumilio - found in the northern half of the North Island in scrubby areas. Has a short stem and long narrow leaves and does not grow higher than 1 m.

Me kī, he reka atu ngā rākau iti, pērā i te tī rauriki (Te Ara 2013). / Generally speaking, the smaller trees taste sweeter, such as dwarf cabbage trees.

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tī ringaringa Play

1. (noun) hand games - games played by opening and shutting the hands while reciting verse.

Ka whakakitea ngā mahi a Rau-kata-uri i reira, te waiata, te pūtōrino, te kōauau, te tōkere, te tī ringaringa, te tī rākau, te pākuru, te papaki, te porotiti: mutu katoa ēnei mea kāore hoki a Kae i kata (NM 1928:30). / The activities of Rau-kata-uri were displayed there, singing, the long flute, the short flute, the castanets, hand games, stick games, playing the mouth resonator, hand clapping and the humming disc: when all these things ended Kae still hadn't laughed.


tī koraha Play

1. (noun) dwarf cabbage tree, pigmy cabbage tree, Cordyline pumilio - found in the northern half of the North Island in scrubby areas. Has a short stem and long narrow leaves and does not grow higher than 1 m.

See also korokio, mauku, , tī rauriki


tī pore Play

1. (noun) Pacific Island cabbage tree, Cordyline fruticosa, Cordyline terminalis - an introduced species of cabbage tree.

Ka whakatipuria te tī pore mō tana more, inarā, whai muri i te paopao me te tao ki te hāngī, ka reka rawa atu hei kai (Te Ara 2011). / Pacific cabbage tree was grown for its tap root, which, after pounding and steaming in an earth oven, was sweet and edible.

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tī rākau Play

1. (noun) stick game - played by six or more people with wooden rods which are thrown by the players to each other in time to a song. Players sit or kneel in a circle a little distance apart from each other. Four sticks are used. Four of the players each have a stick, held vertically in the right hand. In time to the accompanying song they swing the sticks up and down, and, at a certain word in the song, the sticks are thrown to others across or around the circle. At other times, instead of swinging or throwing them, they are lowered until the lower end rests upon the floor, the song giving the cue for all these different actions.

Ka whakakitea ngā mahi a Rau-kata-uri i reira, te waiata, te pūtōrino, te kōauau, te tōkere, te tī ringaringa, te tī rākau, te pākuru, te papaki, te porotiti: mutu katoa ēnei mea kāore hoki a Kae i kata (NM 1928:30). / The activities of Rau-kata-uri were displayed there, singing, the long flute, the short flute, the castanets, hand games, stick games, playing the mouth resonator, hand clapping and the humming disc: when all these things ended Kae still hadn't laughed.

See also tītouretua, tītītouretua, touretua


tī raurau Play

1. (noun) tea leaves.


tī papaki ringa Play

1. (noun) hand-clapping.

Nā, ka tae te mahi, he kū, he pākuru, he tō, he pūtōrino, he kōauau, he tōrehe, he tī papaki ringa, he porotiti, he kaupeka - kāore a Kae i kata (JPS 1928:270). / So they tried playing kū, pākuru, tō, pūtōrino, kōauau, tōrehe, hand-clapping, porotiti, and kaupeka - but Kae did not laugh.


tī ngā taringa Play

1. (verb) to make a ringing noise in the ears.

Kua tī ngā taringa o Ngā Puhi ki ngā kupu mō Heke (TK 2/6/1845:21). / Ngā Puhi's ears are ringing with the statements about Heke.


2. (noun) ringing noise in the ears, tinnitus, tingle.


... te tī, ... te tā Play

1. all directions, all over the place, hither and thither.

I taetae mai rātou i te tī, i te tā. / They arrived from all directions.


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